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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Gould want to find in science that will support the idea that biological determinism is a result of social prejudice?
(a) Errors in correlation
(b) Bad data systems
(c) Faulty logic
(d) Cultural influences

2. Who believes blacks are inferior but that intelligence should not be tied to the right for freedom?
(a) Red liners
(b) Soft liners
(c) Hard liners
(d) Racial ranking staff

3. Which view was based on the story of Adam and Eve?
(a) Monogenism
(b) Racial ranking
(c) Recapitulation
(d) Polygenism

4. Gould does not believe that ____________ change reflects changes in social concepts.
(a) racial
(b) biological
(c) scientific
(d) cultural

5. Leaders of the eighteenth and nineteenth century did not dispute __________.
(a) medical findings
(b) scientists in general
(c) racial ranking
(d) scientific errors

6. In America, the theory of polygeny was supported by Louis __________.
(a) Smith
(b) Hume
(c) Agassi
(d) Agassiz

7. People with ______ had smaller brain sizes than those who were suddenly killed in accidents.
(a) AIDS
(b) diseases
(c) children
(d) low iron

8. Which was the second-ranked race for the practitioners of racial ranking?
(a) Indians
(b) Whites
(c) Blacks
(d) Chinese

9. Gould calls biological determinism a theory of _____________ that has had a profound effect on many people.
(a) society
(b) limits
(c) prejudice
(d) races

10. Ranking is used to determine that various disadvantaged groups are ______________.
(a) unnecessary
(b) growing
(c) exemplary
(d) inferior

11. Flaws in the experimental design, according to Gould, do not lead to _________ in the numbers.
(a) usefulness
(b) proper graphs
(c) the right sums
(d) credibility

12. Broca also thought that ________ should be denied the benefits of education due to smaller brains.
(a) women
(b) children
(c) leaders
(d) elderly people

13. Paul Broca was a professor of surgery in what city?
(a) London
(b) Paris
(c) Boston
(d) New York

14. Gould also wants to look for problems in the ___________ data.
(a) philosophical
(b) gender
(c) numerical
(d) racial

15. Each person is assigned a single ________ that determines his ranking on the scale.
(a) measurement
(b) chance
(c) test
(d) number

Short Answer Questions

1. Black anatomical structure was often compared to that of a __________.

2. David Hume was a believer in the superiority of the _______ and polygeny.

3. Who was a 19th century anatomist who believed in the theory of polygenism?

4. What does Socrates feel will happen when all people are intelligent?

5. What did Galton measure in order to ascertain the intelligence of people?

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